Gigi has a natural affinity with people and is a vivacious, warm, sharing communicator.
Gigi’s energy and courage to live a full life saw her juggling yoga, motherhood and, for well over a decade, a successful career as owner of one of Perth’s highly celebrated hospitality businesses. Making the decision to change gears and move into movement and manual therapy has allowed Gigi to focus her passion for yoga & Structural Integration.
Her initial foray in yoga began with Iyengar yoga in 1996, but her Iyengar teacher urged her to practise the Ashtanga tradition and she has never looked back.
Ashtanga yoga suited her hypermobile body as the strength it built gave her hyper mobile body the stability it needed. That stability permeated other aspects of her life and provided a welcome sense of grounding.
Introduced to yoga and Trancendental Meditation as a child by her parents, she rediscovered yoga on her own terms as a young adult & began a lifelong process to integrate yoga into her life.
Gigi has completed a 350 hour teacher training studying under her longtime teachers, internationally renowned Monica Gauci and Gregor Maehle. She has over 19 years experience practicing ashtanga vinyasa yoga and Iyengar yoga and in addition, has a degree in Visual Art.
“Yoga has been a constant in my life for over 2 decades. Like an old friend I can turn to, I check in with myself daily with the practice of Ashtanga yoga and off the mat, this has helped me navigate the ebbs and flows and sometimes stormy seas of life. Ashtanga is a deeply personal practice and I am forever a student in this ancient movement practice.”
Gigi is also a certified Anatomy Trains Structural Integration practitioner (500hrs) and has completed the Anatomy Trains workshop for movement therapists with Art in Motion. She was handed her fascia goggles by Tom Myers, Lou Benson & Julie Hammond and continues to further her training with Bodywork Education Australia. She has also trained with one of Ida Rolf’s first students Sharon Wheeler in ScarWork.
“In clinic, I offer my clients a different approach to postural imbalances and chronic pain patterns of a structural nature through my many years as a movement person. My visual art training also lends me an incomparable body reading skill allowing me to see with my hands and listen with my eyes.”